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Marine Pharmacognosy

Trends and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Se-Kwon Kim

CRC Press

454 pages

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Description

Diverse and abundant, marine-derived bioactive compounds offer a plethora of pharmacologically active agents with the potential to produce valuable therapeutic entities. Marine-derived organisms, including some macroalgae, microalgae, blue-green algae, invertebrates, and vertebrates-valued in traditional Chinese medicine since ancient times-are now

Table of Contents

Past, Present, and Future of Marine Pharmacognosy. Antidiabetic Compounds from Marine Organisms and Their Properties. Bioactive Compounds from Okinawan Marine Cyanobacteria. Bioactive Secondary Metabolites from Marine-Derived Fungi. Cytotoxic Briarane-Type Diterpenoids. Pharmacoanalytical Procedures for Chondroitin Present in Raw Materials and Biological Fluids. Marine Natural Products Targeting Nuclear Factor B. The Immunomodulatory Effect of Marine Algae on Allergic Response. Pharmacological Effects of Marine-Derived Bioactive Peptides. Sea Cucumber Saponins: Realization of Their Anticancer Effects. Antibacterial Effect of Phlorotannins from Marine Brown Algae. Bioactive Molecules from Symbiotic Marine Dinoflagellates. Pharmacological Potential of Phlorotannins from Marine Brown Algae. Microalgae as Sources of Biomaterials and Pharmaceuticals. Marine Ascidians: A Promising Resource for Bioactive Compounds. Chitosan and Its Derivatives for Treatment of Diabetic Complications. Alkaloids as Pharmaceutical Agents from Marine Fungi. Pharmacological Effects and Prospects of Marine Algae in Promoting Women's Health and Longevity. Marine Sponge-Associated Microbes: A Source of Biologically Active Metabolites. Marine Actinobacteria: A Potential Source for Antifungal Compounds. Marine Drugs: Treatment for Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases. Bioactive Compounds from Marine Sources on Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment. Marine Algae: Pharmacological Values and Anti-Inflammatory Effects. Marine Microbial Pharmacognosy: Aspects and Prospects. Pharmacognosy Prospects of Marine Algal Derivatives in the Management of Skin Inflammation. Antidiabetic Effect of Dieckol, A Marine Polyphenol, and Its Mechanisms of Blood Glucose Regulation. Allergy and its Remedies from Marine Sources. Anticancer Mechanisms of Actin Depolymerization Agent Pectenotoxin-2. A Prospective Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical: Marine Mucin. Neuropsychopharmacological Properties of Marine Plants. Antiparasitic

About the Editor

Se-Kwon Kim is a Professor at Department of Chemistry and Director of Marine Bioprocess Research Center at Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED071000
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI039000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology